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Circle skirt calculator – for the drafting of full, half and 3/4 skirts. With bonus grading worksheet!

Circle skirt calculator – for the drafting of full, half and 3/4 skirts. With bonus grading worksheet!
Special Sunday greetings you naked molerats! Since you’re so naked, I thought you might want to make yourselves some nice little circle skirts. And perhaps, like me, you find yourself with little mole rat patterns just a touch on the small side. But the grading of a circle skirt isn’t so easy, is it you naked rodents? Oh no, not so easy at all… OK. Recently I’ve been plotting about two separate circle-skirt related issues in my head. For molerats who are unfamiliar with circle skirts, here’s the difference between the three styles. For a much more interesting comparison, here’s a full circle skirt. {image Whirling Turban} Here’s the oh, so lovely three-quarter circle skirt. And a slightly pixelated half circle skirt… {image Get Go Retro} The other circle-skirt related problem I’ve been mulling over has to do with grading up circle skirts. OK, I admit I usually grade up my circle skirts the ‘wrong’ way. My problem is (hopefully) solved! Okee dokee. Whew! OK! There we have it! Related:  Sewingclothing - mostly sustainable and DIY

All Free Sewing - Free Sewing Patterns, Sewing Projects, Tips, Video, How-To Sew and More Hemming Skirt Step 1. Choose a good skirt to work with. This particular technique works best with wool-like skirts. If this is your first time for hemming a skirt, look for one that is unlined and straighter vs. fuller. The less material, the easier it will be to work with. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7. Step 8. Step 9. Step 10. Step 11. Your final folding should look like this. Step 12. The key to getting a good blind hem is to barely catch the edge of the folded fabric. Step 13. All right, that's it. Edit: If you hem a skirt using this tutorial, be sure to let me know.

Circle Knit Shirt Tutorial Post by Raechel of So. I have a favorite shirt. I’ll be honest, it’s probably my favorite because it’s the most comfortable shirt I own, AND my husband bought it for me and he thinks I look cute in it. Anyway, I wear it with a long tank top, leggings and either boots or black Toms, depending on the weather. So, I worked this week on developing a 2T-sized version of my shirt. What you’ll need: The fabric piece I used was knit (you want a drapey fabric), and was 20″ wide and 34″ long. Also, you’ll need a sewing machine. Get your fabric piece laid out on your cutting board, folded on the top so it looks 21″x17″. There. (That’s a fold on the top – you want your rectangle intact!) This might be a good time to tell you how to measure for a size other than 2T… How to measure for your own sizing: Width: Arms straight out, you want the sleeves to fall just on the hand-side of your elbow. Okay, on to the task at hand: Mark the center point of the top of your fold. So close!

Sleeves, Necklines, Collars, and Dress Types | She's in Fashion I’ve recently ventured into drafting patterns starting from my basic bodice and skirt sloper. The fit issues are minimal, since the sloper is made skin tight. Design ease is added as you go along. I found these reference pictures useful for ideas on basic sleeves, necklines, collars, and dress types. 'Square' Skirt Sometimes I buy too much fabric. I admit it. Just don’t you dare email my husband and tell him that I’ve admitted it. ;) If he ever notices that I have purchased new fabric and he happens to ask what it’s for……..I just mumble and laugh myself through some crazy explanation like, “oh, it’s for this one thing that I’m going to make next week to try out a new technique and I really needed this particular fabric to test it out, and, yeah……..isn’t it great?!?!“ Then he laughs. And tells me that he knows I bought it simply because I liked it. Okay, fine, you’re right. So, lately, I have really been trying to just use what I have. And experiment I did. But half the trick of making it quickly, is that I used knit. To me, it kinda looks like a ballet dancing skirt. And because of the “circle-cut” method, it’s the twirliest type of skirt you can make. Okay, experiment over. But remember, if you don’t care for the uneven edge, ditch it. Wanna give this skirt a try? And then cut out that circle.

Old Hollywood Glamour ~ Lace Halter Bustier DIY * Black Bustier* Black Lace* Black Satin Ribbon * Needle/Thread/Scissors * Line your lace up with your bustier cups… make sure the pretty edge of the lace in on the outside closest to your arms. Decide how much lace you need by measuring or just eyeballing it and make sure to leave a little extra so the panels can overlap in the center. * Cut two pieces of lace at least 12″ long to be safe. One for each side. * Flip your bustier inside out. * Carefully hand-stitch the lace to the inside of your bustier cup, right below the seamed edge… or about 1/4″ down. * It should look something like this lying flat. * Try your garment on. * Readjust your lace to make sure it’s crossed over neatly and with your needle and thread carefully hand-stitch the edges of your ribbon to your lace. * Trim off the extra lace at the top… this is a personal decision. * Stitch your two panels together only at the center, not all the way up {though I suppose you can if you wish} * Trim the excess lace in the cups

How To Turn Your Dress Ideas Into Reality By Making A Custom Pattern Jenna! You continue to astound and amaze us with your just do it your own damn self awesomeness! As stated below - this is really pattern draping, but the BEST source I've found for actual flat pattern drafting using slopers (the basic building blocks of every garment pattern piece) is "The Theory of Fashion Design", by Helen Brockman. It's from 1965, and is a super fantastic source of the hows and whys of how the elements of a design work together, and then how that all translates into your drafted pattern pieces. The sample designs are at once classic, kitsch, and insanely informative. Once you set up your first set of personal slopers and start flat pattern drafting, you're pretty much hooked! Flagged Aha. I have done plenty of pattern drafting on paper, from measurements, but I think that process would be hard for me to convey in a step-by-step tutorial. That book sounds fantastic — and it looks like it's on Alibris.

Tank + Shirt = Girl Dress I am forever scouting out thrift stores for clothes that can be hacked. I found this top at Saver's for $4.99 and I had to have it. You can't tell from the picture, but the material is soft and slightly shiny and the crinkle gives it amazing texture. It's also beaded randomly to add a hint of sparkle. At first I envisioned turning it into a fun and flirty skirt for me, but after a few days of thinking on it I decided it would make a great babydoll dress for my daughter. I dug through her closet to find a top for it and settled on this. Taking photos during a project can sometimes kill my groove and I was already in weeny-mode so I skipped that part, but it is VERY straightforward. (1) I cut the straps off of the soon-to-be skirt of the dress. (2) I cut the waist portion off of the soon-to-be top of the dress. (3) I turned the skirt inside out and upside down and tucked the top inside of it(right side out and right side up) and pinned them together all the way around. (5) Voila!

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